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Brice's Weekly Journal, Exeter, Friday, July 4, 1729 - Issue 220
The Fee and Inheritance of the Manor of Lapford, consisting of 67 Tenements and Cottages, and about 1540 Acres of Land, lying about 7 Miles from the Town of Crediton, and about the same Distance from the Markets of Okehampton and Chulmleigh, also several Estates adjoining Lapford, lying in the Parish of Morchard Bishop, consisting of 9 Tenements and Cottages, and about 330 Acres; being late the Lands of Richard Lee, Esq; decea'd; is now to be sold. Whoever desires a further Account of the Premises may enquire of Mr Nicholas Thomas of Thorverton, who is to be spoken with this very Friday at the Globe-Coffee -house in Exon.

London Evening Post, Thursday, September 28, 1749 - Issue 3419
To Be Sold - The Manor of Lapford, in the County of Devon, consisting of about sixteen hundred Acres of Land, lying contiguous to each other; about eight Miles from Crediton, and three from Chulmleigh, both Market-Towns; the Estate of Phillips Glover, Esq; of Wispinton, near Horn Castle, in Lincolnshire. Enquire for further Particulars of John Shapleigh, Esq., at his Seat at New Court, near Exon; or at his Lodgings at Mr Roe's, Tobacconist, in the High Street, Exon; or of Mr Thomas Ley, Attorney at Law, at Kenn, near Exon.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Thursday, January 30, 1800 - Issue 1895
In the Parish of Lapford, Devon Lost, on the 13th of this Month, a young, small, red or Liver-coloured Spaniel Dog, a yellowish Spot over each Eye, rather long in his body, very fond and active, answers to the name of Scamper. Whoever will restore the said Dog to the Rev. Mr Radford, at Lapford Parsonage, shall receive Five Shillings, and all reasonable Expenses paid. No great Reward will be offered. Whoever detains the Dog after this public Notice, will be prosecuted. Lapford, January 26, 1800.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 10, 1800 - Issue 1905
Lands, Devon To Be Sold, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of all that Barton and Farm, called Higher Pennacott, situate in the Parish of Lapford; consisting of a House and Outbuildings, and upwards of 80 Acres of Arable, Meadow, Orchard and rich Pasture Land. The Premises are pleasantly situated and a South Aspect. For disposing of the same, a public Survey will be held at the London Inn, in Morchard Bishop, on Friday the second day of May next, by Three o'clock in the Afternoon. For a sight of the premises, apply to Mr Kelland, at Lower Pennacott. For particulars and Terms, to John Croot, Surveyor, Chulmleigh. Immediate possession of the above may be had, if required.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 1, 1800 - Issue 1908
To be Sold, either together or in Lots, with Immediate Possession, the Fee-simple and Inheritance of all that Farm, called Irishcombe, in the Parish of Lapford, consisting of a good Farm-house, with convenient Outhouses, and One Hundred and Forty five Acres of Meadow, Arable and Pasture Land. And also a Farm called Blagrave, in the Parish of East Worlington, containing One Hundred and Ten Acres of Orchard, Meadow, Arable and Pasture Land. These Estates are now let to John White for 115l. a Year, capable of great Improvement; and are situate Half a Mile from the Turnpike Road leading from Exeter to Southmolton; four Miles from Chulmleigh, seven from Southmolton, twelve from Crediton and Tiverton, and twenty from Exeter. For which Purpose a Survey will be held at the Ship Inn, in Crediton, on Saturday the 24th day of May next, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon. For further particulars, apply to Mr Ley, in Exeter; or Mr Joseph Thomas, Auctioneer, in Crediton; and for viewing the Premises to Mr Samuel Westacott, at Viney, near Irishcombe. Exeter, 30th April 1800

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 25, 1801 - Issue 1967
Devon - To be Lett, for a Term of 14 Years, all that capital Messuage and Barton, called Court Barton, situate in the Parish of Lapford, in the county of Devon; consisting of a good dwelling-house, Barns and Courtlage, and about 140 Acres of Land, now in the Possession of Mr Roger Partridge. Apply for a View to Richard Fisher, at Newbuilding, in Sandford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 18, 1807 - Issue 2278
To be Let for a term of years, and entered on at lady-day next, all that Messuage and Tenement, called Higher Filleigh, in the parish of Lapford, in the county of Devon, in the occupation of Wm. Jerrett, containing about 80 acres of orcharding, arable and pasture ground; with barns, linhays and other buildings. These premises are distant about 16 miles from Exeter, Tiverton 13, Crediton 8, Southmolton 13, and 5 from Chulmleigh - all good market towns; and about 15 miles from Lyme. For letting the same, on the terms and conditions to be produced at a survey to be holden at the king's arms inn, in Chulmleigh aforesaid, on Friday the 24th day of July next, at four o'clock in the afternoon. For viewing the premises, apply to Mr Stucley, Chulmleigh, or the tenant; and for further particulars, to Mr Pidsley, attorney, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 1, 1809 - Issue 2352
Two Capital Farms - to be Let for fourteen years, from Lady-day next. Lot 1 - the Barton of Bury in the parish of Lapford, Devon, in the occupation of Mr John Partridge; consisting of a large and convenient mansion-house, capacious out-houses, and 278 acres of extraordinary good orchard, meadow, arable and pasture land. (Also included in the sale was the Barton of Loosedon, in the parish of Winkleigh.) A survey for this purpose will be holden at the King's Arms, in Chulmleigh on Friday the twenty-third day of June next, by five o'clock in the evening. For further particulars, apply to N. Gould, of Southmolton, at whose office maps of the estate may be seen. Dated 27th May 1809

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 31, 1810 - Issue 2330
Fire at Lapford On Saturday the 5th of this instant May, a dreadful Fire broke out in the village of Lapford, which entirely destroyed the Buildings and Out-houses of Seven Families, who are thereby reduced to the greatest distress. The poor suffers therefore humbly solicit the charitable assistance of the public; and the smallest donations will be thankfully received at the different Banks in Exeter, and the printers of this paper; or by the Rev. Mr Churchill of Eggesford; Rev. Mr May of Chawleigh; Rev. Mr Radford, Lapford; Wm. Tucker Esq. Down St Mary, who, with other neighbouring gentlemen, will be formed into a committee to secure a prudent application of the benefactions. The loss, at a moderate computation if £1350 and upwards.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 5, 1810 - Issue 2335
Devon - to be Sold in Fee, all those Messuages and Tenements, called Rensy's Dry-House and Lapford Town Tenements, situate and lying in the parish of Lapford, in the county of Devon, consisting of a good farm house, and convenient out-houses, and about 170 acres of very improvable arable, meadow, pasture, orchard and wood land, now in the occupation of Mr James Vicary, as tenant thereof. These Estates are about 8 miles from Crediton and 6 miles from Chulmleigh, and very near the turnpike road, between these good market towns. For which purpose a survey will be held at the King's Arms Inn in Chulmleigh aforesaid, on Friday the 6th day of July next by 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The tenant will shew the premises to any person desiring a view, and further particulars may be had of Mr Chanter, of Chulmleigh; of James Pearse, attorney, Southmolton; or of James Pearse, jun., attorney, registrar's office, Barnstaple.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 30, 1810 - Issue 2343
The following Benefactions have been received for the Sufferers by the late Fire at Lapford:-

£     s.     d.
F. Cross, Esq. 0 10 6
J. Mackintosh, Esq 1 1 0
Mr Radford, Surgeon 1 1 0
Rev. Mr Starr 1 1 0
Mr Brock, Northtawton 1 0 0
Mr Gibbins 0 10 6
Rev. Mr Holbech, Morchard 2 2 0
Sandford Parish 4 0 0
Washfield Parish 1 0 0
Southmolton Parish 5 18 0
Chawleigh Parish 1 14 0
Lapford Nymet Rowland parish     25 2 6

As a distribution is now about to be made among the unfortunate sufferers, any Persons willing to contribute to the Charity, are requested to pay the same immediately, either to the Rev. Mr Radford, of Lapford aforesaid, or Messrs. Trewman and Son, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 9, 1818 - Issue 2744
Marriage - On Monday last, at Lapford, by the Reverend W. Radford, Mr William Challice, to Miss Charlotte Wills Partridge, daughter of Mr Reed Partridge, both of that place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 10, 1818 - Issue 2765
Death - On Thursday last, at Lapford, Devon, after a long and painful illness, Mr William Partridge, formerly of this city, sergemaker.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 6, 1820 - Issue 2847
Death - Saturday se'nnight, aged 61, in the parish of Lapford, Roger Partridge, Gent. - As a husband, father, and friend, he was an example of affection, tender-ness and truth; his loss will be long and sincerely felt.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 10, 1823 - Issue 3027
Marriage - Yesterday, at Trinity Church, by the Rev. J. Bradford, Henry, son of Samuel Jellicoe, Esq. of Uplands, Hants, to Mary Tucker, youngest daughter of the late Rev. J. Radford, Rector of Lapford, in this county.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 22, 1824 - Issue 3066
On Saturday night last, as Mr Collihole, a respectable farmer of Lapford, in this county, was returning home from Crediton market, he was thrown from his horse, and received such severe bodily injury, that although surgical aid was promptly administered, he died on Monday night.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 9, 1826 - Issue 3203
On the evening of the 21st ult. A fire broke out on the premises of Mr Edmund Moon, Kelland Farm, Lapford, which consumed the farm buildings - the dwellings were fortunately preserved. There being reason to suppose it was the work of an incendiary, a reward of £100 has been offered for the detection of the offender. The flames so completely illuminated the horizon, that it was observed in this city, though at a distance of 20 miles.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 21, 1828 - Issue 3263
Marriage - At Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mr Richard Collihole, eldest son of the late Mr Collihole, of Bury Barton, Lapford, to Sally, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Tucker of Cheriton Barton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 11, 1828 - Issue 3290
Death - On the 4th inst., much and deservedly lamented, at Eastenton, in Lapford, Mrs Charlotte Wills Challice, aged 27 years, wife of Mr William Challice, of that place, leaving a disconsolate husband, 5 small children, and numerous friends to mourn their Loss.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 27, 1835 - Issue 3649
Suicide - Last week, at Irishcombe, in the Parish of Lapford, Mr James Downey, yeoman, was found in his barn, suspended by a rope from the beam. An inquest was held before James Partridge, Esq., Coroner of Tiverton, and a verdict of felo-de-se returned. The body was interred on Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, in a remote corner of the church-yard at Rose Ash.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 17, 1835 - Issue 3652
Death - September 7, at Southmolton, deeply lamented, Harriet Prestwood, widow of the late Rev. Wm. Radford, Rector of Lapford and Nymet Rowland, and eldest daughter of the late Rev. J. Froude, Vicar of Knowstone and Molland, aged 65.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 23, 1837 - Issue 3726
Death - On the 20th instant, to the sincere sorrow of his numerous friends, and the general regret of the neighbourhood in which he resided, Mr Wm. Partridge of Wood, Lapford, aged 35, a man in whom were united talents of a superior order, with a truly friendly and social disposition.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday March 29, 1838 - Issue 3782
Death - At Kelland Barton, Lapford, on Sunday inst. In his 66th year, Mr Edmund Moon. He was a man possessing great sincerity of heart, and of real sterling principles; he lived, beloved and respected, by a numerous circle of friends and relatives and died deeply and sincerely regretted by all with whom he was acquainted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 2, 1843 - Issue 4026
Marriage - January 25, at Yarnscombe, by the Rev. James Harris, Mr John Moon, of Kelland Barton, Lapford, to Elizabeth Jane, only daughter of Mr Gay, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 13, 1846 - Issue 4207
A Freehold Farm, in Lapford, Devon - To Be Sold, by Public Auction, at The George Inn, in Southmolton, on Saturday, 5th day of September next, at the hour of Three in the Afternoon precisely, by Mr James Dobbs, Auctioneer (subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced) the Fee-simple and Inheritance in possession of all that very Desirable and Improvable Farm, Plantations and Premises called 'Irishcombe Moor', otherwise 'Higher Irishcombe', situated in the Parish of Lapford, in the County of Devon and now (except as to the Plantations) in the occupation of Mr Christopher Clark, and his Tenant - the Plantations being in the possession of the owner. The Farm consists of a good Dwelling, replete with ever convenience, and all requisite Agricultural Buildings, and contains by recent admeasurement 150a. 8r. 7p. of Orchard, Watered Meadow, Pasture and Arable Land, including about 22a. 2r. 20p of very thriving Fir Plantation, upwards of 30 years' growth, lying within a ring fence together with a detached Cottage and Garden for a labourer. This farm is capable of great Improvements, and offers such an opportunity for the Investment of Capital, as is rarely to be met with. It is desirably situated near the New Turnpike Road from Southmolton to Tiverton, Crediton and Exeter, all excellent Market Towns, lying on a gentle declivity, with a Southern aspect, and is in a good state of repair and cultivation, with a great quantity of Young Thriving Timber thereon. The Tenant will show the same, and every other information can be obtained by applying to Messrs. W. J. Norton and Son, Solicitors, New Street, Bishopgate, London, or to Mr J. T. Shapland, Solicitor, Southmolton, Devon Dated Southmolton, July 28th 1846.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 10, 1846 - Issue 4224
Lapford, Devon To Be Sold, by Auction, at the Maltster's Arms Inn, in Lapford, on Tuesday the 15th day of December instant, at the hour of Four in the Afternoon, the Reversion in Fee Simple, expectant on the decease of a life aged 85 years, of a most Desirable Little Estate Called 'Mill', situate near the Village of Lapford, in lots as numbered and described in the tithe Commutation Map of that Parish. It may be truly said that the Land is of the best quality, that its situation is most desirable, and that its value is likely to be enhanced by the Taw Vale Railway passing through a part of it, and being well situated for a station. To view apply to Mr Samuel Challice, of Lapford, and for further information, either to him, to Mr William May of Lapford, or to Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton. Crediton, December 1st, 1846

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 22, 1847 - Issue 4258
Death - July 15, at Lapford, Ann, the beloved daughter of Mr William Croote.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 2, 1848 - Issue 4325
The Offices of Messrs. Croote, Lapford, were feloniously entered on the evening of the 24th ult. Several desks and drawers were broken open; the object of the thieves, however, was frustrated. There is a reward of £50 offered on the conviction of the offender or offenders.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 1, 1849 - Issue 4343
Devon General Sessions -Imprisoned 18 months, to Hard Labour Samuel Crossman, 56, and Wm. Crossman 52 convicted of stealing on the night of the 4th or morning of the 5th Feb., at Lapford, a wether sheep, the property of John Hosegood.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 10, 1849 - Issue 4353
Marriage - April 28, at Chittlehampton, by the Rev. R. H. Chichester, Mr Jno. Kelland, of Lapford, to Loveday Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr James Saunders, of Langaton Farm, Chittlehampton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 31, 1849 - Issue 4356
Lapford, Devon - To Be Sold, by Auction, by Mr J. M. Letheren, at the Malt Scoop Inn, Lapford, on Thursday, the 14th day of June next, at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon, the Fee Simple of all that desirable Farm called 'Great Hole' situated in the Parish of Lapford aforesaid, comprising a Farm House and Outbuildings and about 100 Acres (more or less) of Arable, Meadow, Orchard, and Pasture Land, now in the Occupation of Mr William Grendon, the Owner. The Estate is in a good state of cultivation and possession might be had at Christmas next. For viewing the above and for further particulars apply to Mr Grendon, on the Farm, or to Messrs. Croote and Son, Landsurveyors, Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 21, 1849 - Issue 4359
Marriage - June 11, at East Worlington, by the Rev. W. M. Bruton, Mr Thomas Gibbons, of Lapford, to Charlotte, the fifth daughter of Mr John May, late of Denridge Barton, in the former parish.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 18, 1849 - Issue 4376
Marriage - October 13, at Crediton by the Rev. Samuel Rowe, Mr John Kelland of Higher Eastington, Lapford, to Frances Matilda, youngest daughter of the late Mr Wm. Mortimer, of Hart's Ash, in Morchard Bishop.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 8, 1849 - Issue 4379
Crediton County Court George Wreford v. John Dicker - The plaintiff is a butcher, living at Morchard Bishop; the defendant is a labourer living at Lapford. This action was brought to recover the sum of 15s. 8d., for goods sold and delivered to the defendant in the year 1846. The Judge considering from the evidence adduced, that the plaintiff was unable to support his claim for the amount, except for 7s. 11d., gave a verdict for that amount, to be paid in a month.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 24, 1850 - Issue 4390
On Friday morning last, the body of a young man, aged 30, named Chalice, a native of Lapford, was found drowned in the Basin of the Exeter Canal. The water, with the exception of the end where the deceased was found, was frozen over very hard, and his walking stick was on the ice close by; his hat had caught by the edge of the ice, and frozen to it immediately above where the body was found. The deceased had in his pockets a sum of money amounting to £1 4s. 6d., and the duplicates of two pawnbroker's tickets for coats pledged. Chalice, some short time since, became possessed of above one hundred pounds, and for some time he had been staying about in the neighbourhood of Crediton, but had been in Exeter for the last week. An inquest was held on the body the following day, when a verdict of 'Found Drowned' was returned.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 20, 1850 - Issue 4411
Lapford, Devon - To be Let, by Tender, for Terms of 5, 7, or 14 years, from Lady-day next, all those desirable Farms called 'Higher Bridge', containing 74 Acres, and 'Lower Bridge' containing 71 Acres; situate in the parish of Lapford, Devon. The above Farms adjoin each other, and are bounded by the Turnpike Road From Exeter to Barnstaple; distant 15 miles from Exeter and 7 from Crediton; and will be let either together or separately, at the option of the owners. The Taker will be required to pay all Rates and Taxes and to do the usual Tenant's repairs, and execute Leases, the drafts of which may be seen at the Office of Mr Fulford. To view the above Farms apply to Mr Balman, at Higher Bridge Farm, and for further particulars either to him or Mr Fulford, Solicitor, Exeter and North Tawton; To whom separate Tenders for each Farm are to be sent on or before the 10th day of July next. Dated 7th June 1850

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 4, 1850 - Issue 4413
Crediton County Court, July 1st John Arundell Radford v. Stephen Cooke - The plaintiff is the Rector of the parish church of Lapford; the defendant is a yeoman living in the same parish. The action was for £17 0s. 6 ½ d. for half a year's rent of part of the glebe lands of Lapford, from Michaelmas, 1849 to Lady-day, 1850. the defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the full amount, to be paid in a month. Richard Stone v. William May - The plaintiff is a yeoman of Lapford; the defendant is a tailor, living in the same place. The action was brought for £19 3s. 4d. a balance due for money lent and advanced on the 19th October 1849. the defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the full amount, to be paid in a month.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 22, 1850 - Issue 4420
Death - August 18, at Kelland Barton, in the parish of Lapford. Mrs Moon, relict of the late Mr Edmund Moon. She was an affectionate mother, a sincere friend, and kind to all who had the pleasure of knowing her, aged 81.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 29, 1850 - Issue 4421
Marriage - August 20, at Lapford, by the Rev. John Radford, William Hitchcock, Esq., of Southmolton, to Miss Mary Ann Kelland, only daughter of Philip Kelland, jun., Esq., of Lower Eastington Farm, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 12, 1850 - Issue 4423
Crediton County Court Peter Tarr v. William Gregory - The plaintiff is a miller, the defendant a labourer, both residing in the parish of Lapford. The plaintiff claimed the sum of £2 6s. 11d., a balance due for goods sold and delivered. Judgment for the plaintiff, for the £2 6s. 11d.; ordered to be paid by instalments of 1s. per month. John Arundell Radford v. Samuel Cooke - The plaintiff is the Rector of Lapford, the defendant, a yeoman, residing in the same parish. This was a new trial, granted on the 5th day of August last. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £17 0s. 6 ½ d. ; (i.e.) £15 15s. for half a year's rent of part of the Glebe Land at Lapford, from Michaelmas 1849, to Lady-day 1850, and £1 5s. 6 ½ d. for rates during that period. The defendant (supported by Mr Turner) stated that he took possession of such Glebe Land from the plaintiff at Lady-day 1827, as yearly tenant, and continued in the occupation under such tenancy nearly up to Michaelmas 1848 - that the plaintiff in the interim having become insolvent and his living sequestrated, retook such land from his assignee and sequestrator, commencing at Michaelmas 1848 - that he (defendant) gave notice at Lady-day 1849 to quit the Michaelmas following , at which period he gave up the possession and therefore was not liable to the plaintiff's claim. The plaintiff (supported by Mr Francis) contended that as the defendant took the land from him at Lady-day 1827 and having been in possession at the time the sequestration was relaxed that he was a Lady-day tenant, and was therefore liable to the rent and taxes up to Lady-day 1850, although he had given notice to quit and had left eh Michaelmas previous. It having been satisfactorily proved to his Honour that the defendant had given up possession of the land agreeably to a notice to quit given by the plaintiff's sequestrator and assignee, and had retook the same of them at Michaelmas 1848 during the sequestration, that a fresh tenancy was created and therefore was not liable to the plaintiff's claim, gave judgment for the defendant. Ordered that the plaintiff pay the costs of the present trial and the defendant the costs of the first trial. Several applications were made for summonses out of the district.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 10, 1850 - Issue 4427
Crediton County Court Thomas Wreford v. John Arundell Radford - The plaintiff is a yeoman of Woolfardisworthy, the defendant, the rector of Lapford. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £3 5s. 3d., a balance due for goods sold and delivered in the years 1845 and 1846. Defendant not appearing, judgment for plaintiff for the amount claimed - ordered to be paid in a month. William Glanfield v. John Challice - The plaintiff is a tailor and draper, living in Crediton; the defendant, a tailor residing in Lapford. The plaintiff sought to recover the sum of £4 15s. 6 ½ d., balance due for goods sold and delivered in February last. The defendant not appearing, judgment was given for the plaintiff for £4 5s. 6 ½ d. (the defendant having sent 10s. to the plaintiff a day or two previous to the Court House) Ordered to be paid in 8s. a month.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 7, 1850 - Issue 4431
Crediton County Court Harriet May v. Wm. May - The plaintiff is a widow, the defendant a tailor, both of Lapford. The action was brought to recover £16 1s. 9d. for money lent and advanced, and shop goods sold and delivered. The defendant gave notice of a set off of £6 3s. 9d., but the defendant not appearing and not asking the set off in due time, and also omitting to pay the balance into court, his Honour gave judgment for the full amount, and ordered the same to be paid in a month.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 5, 1850 - Issue 4435
Crediton County Court William Clarke v. John A Radford - The plaintiff is a blacksmith of Lapford, the defendant the rector thereof. The plaintiff sought to recover £9 9s. 8d. for work and labour, and materials provided. Mr Francis, of Crediton, appeared for the defendant, and acknowledged the debt, but pleaded for time to pay the same, stating that the defendant was unable to discharge it at once, or to pay a large instalment. Judgment for the amount claimed; order made for payment of £5 on the next tithe day at Lapford (the 15th of February next) the remainder by instalments of £1 per month after that.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 26, 1850 - Issue 4438
Witheridge - Petty Sessions Poaching - The Rev. John Arundell Radford, rector of Lapford , was summoned to answer the complaint of Mr Richard Comins, for trespassing on certain lands in the parish of Witheridge on Wednesday, the 30th October last. The case was fully proved, but the complainant not wishing to press for a heavy penalty the Rev. defendant was fined in a mitigated penalty and costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 17, 1851 - Issue 4452
Birth - April 13, at Higher Eastington, Lapford, the wife of Mr Kelland, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday November 13, 1851 - Issue 4482
Crediton County Court John Edworthy v. William Heywood - This was a claim of £1 2s. for wages. The parties are labourers, residing at Lapford. Defendant protested that he only owed the plaintiff 19s.; and handed in a bill of 12s. 3d. for board and lodgings, and sundry articles, supplied to the defendant, which was to come out of the 19s. His Honour gave judgment for 6s. 9d., the difference between the 19s. and the set off. Jas. Rowcliffe v. John Moon, of Lapford. Mr Francis, Solicitor, appeared for the defendant. The plaintiff claimed £4 13s. 6d. for reaping wheat, in August last. He stated that he and four other men had agreed to cut thirty-five acres of wheat for 5s. 6d. per acre; that they reaped seventeen acres, when Mr Moon put in his own men to reap one of the fields they had agreed for, and they would not finish their contract without an advance of wages. Defendant replied that plaintiff had agreed to bring eight men, instead of four, thereby delaying his work; that he had been compelled to put his own men about it, which had greatly inconvenienced him, and that upon this, the plaintiff and his men had refused to go on without he advanced more money than he had agreed to give them. His Honour said the plaintiff was not entitled to a farthing; and if Mr Moon were to bring an action against him, he would undoubtedly be entitled to a verdict for breach of contract.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 18, 1851 - Issue 4486
Notice - To Shopkeepers, Tradesmen and Others Whereas Thomasin Elizabeth Radford, my Wife, has contracted Debts without my knowledge (after having been repeatedly requested not to do so) thereby causing me great vexation and trouble, and heaping on me insuperable difficulties, I therefore hereby warn and give Notice to all persons whomsoever, not to harbour or trust the said Thomasin Elizabeth Radford, or any of my family, as I will not be answerable for, or pay any Debt or Debts that either she or they may in future contract. John A Radford Dated Lapford, December 10th, 1851

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 5, 1852 - Issue 4493
Crediton County Court, February 2nd Wreford v. Rev. J. Radford - This was a claim made by the plaintiff, a butcher, to recover of the defendant, the notorious clergyman of Lapford, the sum of £39 12s. 3d. for meat. The defendant did not appear. The plaintiff asked for immediate payment, on account of its being tithe day, (this day) and of the defendant having removed his goods and 'absconded'. An order was made accordingly.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 1, 1852 - Issue 4514
Near the intended North Devon Railway Station at Lapford, A superior Sheep Farm for Sale with a comfortable Residence replete with Agricultural and other Offices, and 253 Acres of Land of the first quality within a ring fence, and possessing an unusual combination of permanent advantages. Messrs. Hussey and Son have been favoured with instructions from the Proprietor to offer for Sale by Auction, at the London Inn, in Exeter, on Friday, the 2nd day of July next, at 3 for 4 o'clock in the Afternoon, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of one of the most desirable Farms in Devon called 'Kelland Barton', situated in the parish of Lapford, near Crediton, comprising a Residence adapted for the reception of a respectable family, the owner having newly built the principal part of the house for his own abode within a few years, and replete with ever convenience; together with Three Labourers' Cottages, and all the appendages of a first-rate Farm. The situation is healthful and pleasant, lying on a gentle eminence adjoining the new level Turnpike Road from Exeter to the North of Devon; distant 9 miles from the Crediton Railway Station and 17 miles from the City of Exeter. The North Devon Railway, now in rapid progress (and the whole of which by contract must be completed in about one year and a half, and that portion of it from Lapford to join the Crediton and Exeter Railway, in about six months) passes along the outskirts of the Estate, and a Station is to be erected within half a mile of the House. The scenery around partakes of the North Devon character, abounding in wood and water, hill and dale, with luxuriant Meadows, and rich pasture. The arable land and orchards on the Farm are equal to almost any in the County. Game is plentiful and the River Yeo, which bounds the Estate, affords good Trout fishing. Fox Hounds and Harriers hunt over this neighbourhood. Early possession of the Estate may be obtained and the Purchaser of the Property will have an opportunity of buying any of the valuable and well known Stock and Improved Implements of the present Owner, either by Public Sale or Private Treaty. For viewing, apply to the Proprietor on the Premises and any further particulars may be known of him; of the Auctioneers, Waybrook, Exeter, or of Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton Dated 25th May 1852

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 8, 1852 - Issue 4515
Death - July 4, of dropsy, Mr T. Cooke, yeoman, of Lapford aged 73.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 21, 1852 - Issue 4529
Death - October 14, at Lapford, Susanna, the beloved daughter of Mr William Croote, aged 37.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 23, 1853 - Issue 4564
Lapford, Devon - To be Let by Tender for a Term of 14 Years from Ladyday next, all that desirable Farm called 'Pennycott', situated in the parish of Lapford, containing about 210 Acres of superior Meadow, Pasture, Arable and Orchard Land, with an excellent Farm House, and all requisite Farm buildings, together with 3 Labourers' Cottages on the Estate. The taker will be required to pay the Tithe, Land Tax, and all other outgoings, and do the usual Tenant's repairs. The Thrashing Machine and Pound will be left on the Estate for the benefit of the tenant. The Farm is well situated, being near good roads and within one mile of the proposed Railway station at Lapford Mill, and 8 miles from Crediton and 16 from Exeter. To view the Estate and all further particulars, apply to Mr Kelland, the owner, on the premises; to whom Tenders, in writing, are to be sent on or before Friday, the 8th July Dated Pennycott, June 21st, 1853

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 7, 1853 - Issue 4565
Devon Midsummer Sessions Thomas Luxton was charged with stealing on the 27th of May, a peck of a mixture of oats, beans and chaff, the property of William Hudson of Lapford. Mr Ring prosecuted, and Mr Carter defended. Mr Hudson is a sub-contractor for the North Devon Railway, and has stables at Lapford. On the 27th of May, Thomas Harwood, one of his drivers, saw prisoner taking some of the oats, &c. from a manger. There were witnesses called to give evidence to prisoner's character, among whom was the parish constable. Convicted. Sentence, six weeks' imprisonment, with hard labour. William Selly was charged with stealing at Lapford, on the 20th of June, a coat, two silk handkerchiefs, a pair of drawers, two pictures, two canvas bags, a small box, a hair brush and various papers, the property of Thomas Leach. Mr Ring prosecuted. Mr Leach keeps an inn at Lapford, and the articles were kept in an up-stair room. On the 20th, the prisoner was drinking in the bar, and when about to leave he was searched, and they were found on him. Convicted, and ordered to be imprisoned with hard labour for six weeks.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 14, 1853 - Issue 4567
Pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause, Richard Kelland and Others, against John Moon and Another, the Creditors, or Persons claiming to be incumbrancers on the Estate of Edward Moon, late of Lapford, in the County of Devon, Yeoman, the Testator in the proceedings named, who died on or about the 25th day of March 1838, are by their Solicitors, on or before the 9th day of August next, to come in and prove their debts or claims at the Chambers of the Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Stuart, No. 12, Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex; or, in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said order. Monday, the 31st day of October next, at 12 o'clock at noon, at the said Chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims. Dated this 9th day of July 1853 - Alfred Hall, Chief Clerk.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 1, 1853 - Issue 4575
Death - November 20, at No. 2, Castle-street, after a short illness, Mr Wm. May, late of Lapford, aged 47, sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, March 16, 1854 - Issue 4590
The Assizes Nicholas Gidley, burglariously breaking into the house of James Rowe, at Lapford, and stealing tea and tobacco.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 6 1854 - Issue 4593
Crediton County Court Richards v. Radford - In this case the plaintiff who resides at Lapford, sued the defendant for recovery of £5 8s. 9d., of which 14s. was for the wages of a daughter, and the remainder for work done by himself. The defendant admitted the greater portion of the claim, but said that she owed nothing to the daughter, who had been ill while in her service for nine weeks. She also put in a set-off for some pieces of timer, and two elm trees 'taken without her (defendant's) knowledge'. His Honour asked the plaintiff whether this was correct? Plaintiff: 'Never had a tree of you in my life, ma'am! Never had a tree of you in my life, ma'am! Never had a tree of you in my life, ma'am!' - (Laughter) His Honour: 'Have you nothing to say but that? You have told me that three times already.' Plaintiff: 'Never had a tree of you in my life, ma'am!. His Honour (sharply): 'Take this gentleman out of Court till he knows how to behave better.' Plaintiff: 'Never had a tree of you in my life ma'am!' - (Laughter). His Honour: 'Sit down, sir, till I have heard the other cases, and you know how to conduct yourself'. The plaintiff accordingly took his seat and the case was not proceeded with till the other business had been disposed of. His Honour gave judgment for £4 3s. 4d.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 8, 1854 - Issue 4601
Accident on the North Devon Railway - On Thursday afternoon the coroner, H. W. Hooper, Esq., held an inquest at the Valiant Soldier Inn, on the body of Richard Dockett, a labourer living at Lapford. The deceased was employed by the contractors for the North Devon Railway, and on the 9th May, was filling some trucks in a cutting. While standing near one of the trucks a quantity of soil fell on him driving him with his back against one of the wheels. There were 12 other men at work near him, who narrowly escaped. He was conveyed to the Hospital, where he died on Wednesday morning. A post mortem examination was made by Mr Edye, who found that the lower part of the back was broken. Verdict 'Accidental Death'. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 7, 1854 - Issue 4613
Crediton County Court Coles v. Radford - The defendant, a clergyman of Lapford, was sued by the plaintiff, a cooper, to recover £3 4s. 8d. for work done, and materials. The defendant did not answer, and judgment was given for the amount. His Honour enquired what time should be allowed for payment; when the defendant coolly said he did not think it would be of any use to expect anything till next tithe day.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 25, 1854 - Issue 4632
Petty Sessions, Chulmleigh - On Friday, the Rev. John Radford, incumbent of Lapford, was charged with assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty. A few weeks ago the bailiff of the Crediton County Court went to Lapford to serve Mr Radford with a summons for a debt. He took a constable with him; and it was said that, without any provocation, Mr Radford set upon the constable, struck him four times and violently ejected him from the premises. On the other hand, the defendant alleged that, after summonses had been served, the constable made his appearance with something like defiance in his manner, and the defendant, considering that he had no further business there, ordered him off, but on his refusing to go, forcibly ejected him. The magistrates convicted the defendant in the penalty of £4. 5s., including expenses. Mr Radford said he should not pay a farthing; and in default was committed for a month to the county gaol.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 24, 1855 - Issue 4649
Devon General Sessions Prisoner found guilty and sentenced - Edward Smale, of stealing barley at Lapford, two months' imprisonment.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 14, 1855 - Issue 4652
Marriage - May 30, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Sticklepath, by the Rev. George Follows, Mr George Grindon, of Lapford, to Miss M. A. Heard, daughter of the late Mr John Heard, Chagford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, October 18, 1855 - Issue 4670
Birth - October 10, at Kelland House, Lapford, Mrs Kelland, of a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 10, 1856
Whereas, a Petition of William Kelland, late of Lapford, in the county of Devon, husbandman, but now of Cheriton Fitzpaine, in the said county of Devon, out of business, an Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the said County, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said William Kelland under the provisions of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said William Kelland is hereby required to appear in the said Court, to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the Fourth day of August next, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said statues. And notice is hereby given. That the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said William Kelland, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same, but to Mr George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his office at Union-terrace, Crediton, in the said county, who is the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent. Dated Crediton, July 7th, 1856 Francis Lee, High Bailiff of the said Court

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 21, 1856 - Issue 4715
Death - At Filleigh Farm, Lapford, Mrs Sarah May, aged 73, of a paralytic attack, much respected.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 28, 1857 - Issue 4755
For Sale, the Freehold Estate, known by the name of Irishcombe, near Witheridge, in the parish of Lapford, Devon. It contains about 160 acres of land, capable of improvement, an excellent orchard, a good farm-house is on the estate, and there is about twenty acres of thriving plantation. Immediate possession can be had; and if required, a considerable portion of the purchase money can remain on mortgage. The stock, crop, farming implements &c., may be taken on liberal terms. This is a most desirable property for anyone having money to invest. Apply to W. Comins, Esq., of Witheridge; Charles Cutcliffe, Esq., of Southmolton; or the proprietor, J Howcutt, Esq., 5 Matford-terrace, Mount-radford, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 18, 1857 - Issue 4758
Fatal Accident An inquest was held at the Valiant Soldier Inn, on Saturday last, before H. W. Hooper, Esq., coroner, on the body of Thomas Borne, a lad eleven years of age. Deceased worked for Mr May, farmer of Lapford, and on Sunday, the 24th of May, he was sent to ride a horse to the field. When about half-way, the horse stated off at a trot and threw the boy off, and dragged him for some distance along the road. He was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he died on Friday last. The jury returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death'.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, July 2, 1857 - Issue 4760
Death - June 3, Mrs Mary Ellis, of Lapford, aged 70.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 19, 1857 - Issue 4780
Lapford, Devon - To be Sold, by Auction, by Messrs. Day and Son, at Ellis's Malt Scoop Inn, in Lapford, on Wednesday, the 9th day of December 1857, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon (subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced), the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of an in all that desirable Estate, called or known by the name of 'Hollywell', situate in the above parish, consisting of a good Farm-house, with Barn, Stable, and other necessary Outbuildings, which are in an excellent state of repair, and about Fourteen Acres of first-rate Orchard and Tillage Land. The above property is excellently situated, being adjacent to the Exeter and Barnstaple turnpike road, and about one mile from the Lapford Station, on the North Devon Railway. For further particulars, apply either to Mr John Pope, jun., Solicitor, 9 Peamore-terrace; or Mr Sanger, Solicitor, Queen-street-road, Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 26, 1857 - Issue 4781
Death - November 20, at Brinsmead Farm, Lapford, after a long and painful illness, at an advanced age, Mr John Hosgood, deeply lamented.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 28, 1858 - Issue 4790
Advowson for Sale To be Sold, by Private Contract, the Advowson of the Rectory of Lapford, most desirably situate in a beautiful part of the county of Devon, and within half a mile of a Station on the North Devon Railway, which runs through the parish. There is a good Residence, having a southern aspect, and an excellent Glebe of 158 Acres. The tithes are commuted at £422 16s. 2d. a year, and the outgoings are moderate. The incumbent is in his 60th year. For further particulars, and to treat, apply to Mr F. E. Smith, Solicitor, Crediton, Devon. Dated 26th January 1858

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, February 4, 1858 - Issue 4791
Birth - January 29, at Kelland Barton, Lapford, the wife of John Kelland, Esq., of a daughter.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, May 27, 1858 - Issue 4807
Marriage - May 18, at Totnes, by the Rev. J. Burrough, Mr Hogg, of Wood House, Lapford, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late G. Mallet, Esq., of Bow.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 10, 1858 - Issue 4809
Witheridge - William Delve was charged by Mr Robert Tucker of Lapford, with leaving his employ before the term of his agreement had expired, and holding wilful possession of a cottage belonging to him. Mr Tucker failed to prove an agreement, and the case was dismissed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday July 8, 1858 - Issue 4813
Marriage - June 30, at Ashprington, by the Rev. G. T. Carwithen, William Hogg, Esq., of Wood House, Lapford, Devon, to Elizabeth Hooper, only daughter of the late G. Mallet, Esq., of Bow, in the same county. (Note: This appears to be the same marriage as was had in June, but in a different parish)

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, September 16, 1858 - Issue 4823
Edgerly Farm, Lapford - Mr J. M. Letheren is favoured with instruction to Sell, by Public Auction, on Tuesday, the 28th day of September instant, by Two o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, on the Premises, the undermentioned very select and valuable Live Stock, implements of husbandry, and other effects, the property of Mr John Snell, who has let the abovenamed estate, and declining business, comprising thirty-two young, handsome, and well-bred ewes, a very useful hog ram, and twenty-three lambs, a very superior North Devon heifer, about two years old, one neat yearling ditto, and two promising steer calves, about six months old, two handsome and very powerful draught horses, a very handsome bay mare, nearly sixteen hands high, by 'Sultan', jun., in foal, a neat cob, five years old, about fourteen hands high, good in saddle and harness, and a chesnut mare, seven years old, fifteen hands high, good in saddle and harness, a very handsome breeding sow, and two slip pigs. Further particulars appear in handbills. North Tawton, September 10th, 1858 Lower Eastington Farm, Lapford - Important Sale of Apples, Well-saved Corn and Hay in Ricks, Cider, Turnips, Potatoes, prime Dairy Cows, and well bred Pigs. Mr J. M. Letheren has received instructions to Sell, by Public Auction on Wednesday, the 22nd September instant, by Two o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, on the Premises, the undermentioned valuable Farm Stock and produce, the property of Mr Philip Kelland, who sells in consequence of his house and premises having been lately destroyed by fire, comprising the applies of four orchards, about six acres, estimated at 400 bags, of first rate cider fruit, eight acres of globe turnips, a very heavy crop, six large ricks of wheat, two ditto of barley, a very large rick of prime old clover hay, four hogsheads of excellent cider and two acres of good sound potatoes, in lots suitable to purchasers. Also a very handsome North Devon heifer and calf, a beautiful milch cow, lately renewed of the Hereford breed, a handsome and well-bred sow, one large store pig, fourteen slip ditto, and seven ditto, about two months old. The above will be found especially deserving the attention of purchasers and is intended for unreserved sale. Twenty-five per cent deposit on the farm produce to be paid at the close of the sale. North Tawton, September 10th, 1858.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, December 23, 1858 - Issue 4837
Death- December 12, at Kelland Barton, Lapford, aged 33, Loveday, the beloved wife of Mr John Kelland, sincerely regretted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, June 2, 1859 - Issue 4860
A Desirable Farm to be Let, in Lapford, Devon. To be Let, by Tender, for a Term of Ten Years, from Michaelmas next, a very desirable and productive Estate, called 'Lower and Middle Eastington', situate in Lapford, and within one mile of the Railway Station, comprising a newly-built and convenient Farmhouse, with all requisite agricultural offices, two labourers' cottages and gardens and 144a. 2r. 28p. of prime orchard, meadow, arable and pasture land, for a great many years past in the occupation of Mr Phillip Kelland, the owner, who is about to retire from business. The take will have the usual incoming tenant's advantages, and such additional accommodation as may be agreed on. The tenant will be required to pay for all unexhausted manure at a valuation; to discharge all rates, taxes and outgoings; to do the usual tenant's repairs; and to execute the customary lease. To view, apply at the Farmhouse, and tenders in writing are, on or before the 21st instant, to be forwarded either to the Owner; to Mr John Kelland, of Court Barton, Lapford; or to Mr Tanner, Solicitor, Crediton. Crediton, June 1st, 1859.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, November 10, 1859 - Issue 4883
Death - November 8, at Kelland Barton, Lapford, at the advanced age of 80, John Kelland, esq., formerly of Pennycott Farm, Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 5, 1860 - Issue 4890
Death - January 1, at the residence of his father, after a lingering illness, aged 35, Mr John Kelland, late of Court Barton, Lapford, much respected and sincerely regretted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 23, 1860 - Issue 4910
Crediton County Court George Kelland v. R. Hamley - the plaintiff was understood to reside at Lapford; and the defendant, who did not appear, was formerly station-master at the Lapford station of the North Devon Railway. The claim was for £3 9s. 4d., which was ordered to be paid in a month.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 8, 1860 - Issue 4921
Birth - August 5, at Wood House, Lapford, the wife of William Hogg, Esq., a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 5, 1860 - Issue 4938
Marriage - November 29, at the Registry Office, Crediton, Mr Philip Kelland, of Hopbine Cottage, Lapford, to Betty, relict of Mr Daniel Elworthy, late of Kennerleigh.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 6, 1861 -Issue 4951
Bankrupts - Mr W. Hogg, farmer of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 22, 1861 - Issue 4961
Chulmleigh Petty Sessions Harmless Swagger - John Challice of Lapford was summoned for being drunk and riotous on the 29th of April. Policeman Moore seems to have cautioned the defendant's little girl against taking sticks from certain farms: on the day named Challice met Moore and thinking it opportune gave him a bit of his mind concerning his child's honesty and the policeman's meddling. According to the complainant's notion of propriety of speech Challice exceeded the legitimate bounds and Moore summoned him for being 'drunk and riotous'. The defendant denied being tipsy; and in explanation of what transpired he indulged himself in a little self-landation - he had lived for twenty-nine years at Lapford, and during that time 'no one could ever say black's the white of my eye'. The complainant admitted that he had seen the defendant much more tipsy, and he should not have summoned him for drunkenness had he not been abusive to him. The magistrates dismissed the case, and the defendant left the court as perpendicular as a church steeple.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 22, 1862 - Issue 4996
Death - January 3, at Kelland Barton, Lapford, John Kelland, Esq., after a short illness, aged 39.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 19, 1862 - Issue 5000
Marriage - February 15, at the Independent Chapel, Lapford, by the Rev. J. Parsons, Mr H. Hatherly, ironmonger, Bow, to Miss Mary Jane Pike, of the former place.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 16, 1862 - Issue 5008
Marriage - April 9, at the Independent Chapel, Lapford, Mr George Cornwall, of West Farm, to Thomazin, eldest daughter of Mr Richard Challice, both of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday November 19, 1862 - Issue 5039
Death - November 16, after a long and painful illness, Philip Kelland, Esq., of Hopburn Cottage, Lapford, in his 77th year, much respected.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 10, 1862 - Issue 5042
Exeter Court of Bankruptcy - William Hogg, Lapford, buyer and letter of machines - dividend.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 17, 1862 - Issue 5043
Marriage - December 10, at Repton, Derbyshire, by the Rev. W. Williams, vicar, Robert Stansby, of Morley Park, to Marie Jane, fourth daughter of the late Rev. John A Radford, rector of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 24, 1862 - Issue 5044
Crediton County Court, Dec. 22 William Isaac v. James Snell - An action for the recovery of £2 10s. 10d., for flour. Plaintiff is a miller, of Lapford, and the defendant is a farmer of Zealmonachorum. Defendant paid £1 14s. 3d. into Court, and denied the other portion of the claim - alleging that he never had the flour charged for in one particular month. The plaintiff failed to prove the delivery of the flour disputed and his Honour gave judgment for the defendant, without costs.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 1, 1865 - Issue 5150
Death - January 29, at Lapford, Wm. Croote, Esq., aged 90.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 28, 1865 - Issue 5170
Marriage - June 21, at St Bartholomew, Chichester, by the Rev. T. M. Gilbert, M.A., Henry, youngest son of William Densham, Esq., of Lapford, Devon, to Jane Sharland, eldest daughter of Thomas Gibbing, Esq., Chichester.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 5, 1865 - Issue 5171
Chulmleigh Petty Session - George Tucker, of Lapford, was fined 2s. , with costs, for allowing his pigs to be at large on the highway.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 16, 1865 - Issue 5177
Marriage - August 8, at Lapford Independent Chapel, William Reddaway, Esq., of Sampford Courtenay, to Sarah Jane, daughter of Mr F. Isaac, Coldridge.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 15, 1865 - Issue 5190
Chulmleigh - Thomas Brook, farmer, of Lapford, was fined 1s., with expenses for allowing his pigs to stray on the highway.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 13, 1865 - Issue 5194
Marriage - December 7, at Warkleigh, by the Rev. Wm. Thorold, Mr Roger Densham, Lapford, to Ellen Jane, younger surviving daughter of Mr John Mortimer, Warkleigh.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 10, 1866 - Issue 5198
Marriage - December 26, at Barnstaple, by the Rev. G. J. Wallas, Richard Reed, Esq., of Launceston, Cornwall, to Catherine Anne, daughter of the late Rev. T. A. Radford, formerly rector of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 11, 1866 - Issue 5211
Death - April 3, after a short illness, Mr J. Hellins, of Kelland Barton, Lapford, aged 40, deeply lamented.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 30, 1866 - Issue 5218
Crediton - John Radford, of Lapford, had an audience with the magistrates on Thursday for a too free indulgence at Morchard Bishop on the preceding day. Radford and a friend were at the Fountain Inn, where they misconducted themselves to such an extent as to call for the interference of Policeman Milford. Radford wouldn't quietly leave the house, and in helping him out the officer was struck by the Lapford hero. The magistrates fined him £1, with 15s. 6d. expenses.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 14, 1866 - Issue 5242
Crediton - Richard Millman v. Thomas Brook - Jury Case. Mr Fryer for plaintiff, and Mr Floud, for defendant. The litigants are farmers residing at Lapford, their farms adjoining each other. The claim was for £9 12s., damage sustained by the plaintiff by trespass of defendant's cattle and fowls in his property for a long time. The case was referred to Mr Philip Francis of Crediton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 13, 1867 - Issue 5259
Crediton County Court - Richard Milman v. Thomas Brooks These parties reside at Lapford. The action was for £9 12s., damage sustained by plaintiff by the trespass of defendant's cattle and fowls, and was )together with all other matters in difference between the parties) referred to Mr Philip Francis at the November court, and that gentleman now delivered his amended award, whereby it appeared that there was due to the plaintiff the sum of £2 15s; and on the other matters referred to the arbitrator there was due from the plaintiff to the defendant £26. 13s. 6d. The cost of the reference (amounting to £33 14s. 3d) the arbitrator directed to be paid by the plaintiff. Mr Loosemore, on the part of the plaintiff, objected to the award on several grounds; and his Honour ordered the case to stand over to the next court, Mr Loosemore to give defendant notice setting out his objections to the award.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 27, 1867 - Issue 5261
Birth - March 24, at Lapford, the wife of Mr R. J. Smyth, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 10, 1867 - Issue 5263
Death - March 30, at Lapford, Ann, the wife of Mr John Northcott, aged 78.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 24, 1867 - Issue 5265
Death - April 21, of consumption, Martha Louisa Carroll, daughter of Ratcliffe Parnell, Esq., Heale, Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 19, 1867 - Issue 5273
Death - June 11, at Broomsmead, after a long illness, Mr Chas. Hosegood, of Lapford, aged 39.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 9, 1867 - Issue 5288
Chulmleigh Petty Session Thomas Howard and James Baker were fined 5s. each, and costs, for riding without reins at Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 23, 1867 - Issue 5290
Crediton County Court William Isaac v. Christopher Cheriton - Plaintiff, a miller of Lapford, claimed of defendant, a farmer of Nymett Rowland, the sum of 14s. 11d. for goods. Defendant denied the debt 'in toto' and stated that he never had any transactions with plaintiff; that he always paid ready money; and that 'twas all done out of revenge; twas not for want of money he disputed it, but on principle'. His Honour, after hearing plaintiff's evidence and examining his books, which he remarked were very well kept, observed that it appeared to him defendant defended the action on the 'meritorious principle' of denying a debt that he owed. Judgment for plaintiff for amount claimed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 15, 1868 - Issue 5302
Crediton County Court William Baker v. Joseph Orchard - Plaintiff, the landlord of the Yeo Vale Inn, Lapford, sued defendant, a hawker of brushes &c. for 11s. 5d. goods sold. Judgment for plaintiff for amount claimed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 5, 1868 - Issue 5305
Birth - January 29, at Bury Barton, Lapford, the wife of Mr A. Densham, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 22, 1868 - Issue 5316
Death - April 15, at Newport-terrace, Barnstaple, John, eldest son of the late Mr John Kelland, of Kelland Barton, Lapford, aged 17.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 13, 1868 - Issue 5319
Crediton County Court George Foster v. Richard Milman - This was a case sent from the Queen's Bench for trial in this court. The original claim was for £21 6s. 9d., for manure and interest; but such amount was reduced to 30s. by payment into court, an admitted set off, and £5 paid to plaintiff, who is a merchant, of Exmouth; and Mr Loosemore for defendant, a farmer of Lapford. A jury had been summoned in the case. It appeared that in July last defendant sent to a Mr Baker, plaintiff's agent, for six bags of Adam's superphosphate. Baker sent dissolved bones instead. Defendant sent it back; but, Baker, refusing to take it in, it was deposited in the road outside Baker's store. Defendant and his witnesses swore positively that the six bags were sent back; whilst Baker and the plaintiff's witnesses were as positive that only four were sent back. Consequently the action was brought to recover the value of the two bags of dissolved bones - 30s. The evidence was very conflicting, and after hearing both sides his Honour summed up, carefully going through the evidence on both sides; and after retiring for more than an hour the jury announced that they could not agree, and that there was no chance of their so doing. His Honour said in that case he had no alternative but to discharge them.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 14, 1868 - Issue 5341
Chulmleigh petty sessions - Henry Smith of Lapford, was fined 9s., including the expenses, for allowing his donkey to stray on the highway.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 20, 1869 - Issue 5354
Marriage - January 12, Mr George Guard, of Chittlehampton, to Harriet Madeline, daughter of the late John Arundel Radford, rector of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 3, 1869 - Issue 5356
Death - January 31, at Easington, aged 43, Mary Ann, wife of Mr William Maunder Hitchcock, late of Southmolton, and only daughter of the late Philip Kelland, Esq., of Easington, Lapford, deeply lamented.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 13, 1869 - Issue 5391
Crediton County Court Thomas Brooke v. Richard Millman - This was a jury case. The litigants reside in adjoining farms at Lapford and there appears to have been constant disputes between them as to the fences. The present action was one of replevin for illegally impounding thirty-nine of plaintiff's sheep. Mr Fryer appeared for plaintiff; Mr Loosemore for defendant. The case had proceeded some way when it was considered impossible for the jury to decide it without a map or plan shewing the hedges, which neither party had with them. An attempt was then made to refer it to a practical surveyor, but without success. His Honour remarked that if his health had been sufficiently well he would have volunteered his services to go to the place and try to settle the matter between the parties. He remarked it was lucky for legal gentlemen there were such parties as the litigants. Ultimately it was arranged that the jury accompanied by a surveyor on each side should go and view the spot and the case be tried next Court.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 17, 1869 - Issue 5396
Marriage - November 10, at the Independent Chapel, Lapford, Mr Richard Chudleigh of Morchard Bishop to Louisa, daughter of Mr William Holdan, of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 27, 1870 - Issue 5419
Death - April 20, at Lapford, Mrs Susan Snell, aged 77.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 4, 1870 - Issue 5420
Marriage - April 28, at Castle-street Chapel, Exeter, by the Rev. D. Hewitt, assisted by the Rev. W. Densham, brother of the bride, Mr T. C. Dening, of Kelland Barton, Lapford, to Mary Jane, only daughter of Mr Densham of Exeter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 25, 1870 - Issue 5423
Miss Basley, organist of Lapford Church, was, on Saturday, presented with a handsomely bound edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern, with music and appendix, and a gold broach, by the members of the choir and their friends, as a taken of remembrance for her kindness in instructing them in their musical duties. Miss Basley, who is about to leave the parish presented in return the members of the choir with Bibles, Scriptural presents and Hymn Books for their good attendance.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 14, 1870 - Issue 5439
Crediton - Maria M. Basley, administratrix of the late Charles Basley, of Morchard Bishops, surgeon, v. Betty Kelland, of Lapford. Claim for £5 17s. for medicine. The defence was that the amount was not owing, defendant having a subsequent bill receipted. The case was adjourned at request of plaintiff.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 11, 1871 - Issue 5456
Crediton County Court Thomas Leach v. William Dunn - Plaintiff, who was represented by Mr Loosemore, is a farmer of Lapford. Defendant, for whom Mr Fryer appeared, is sub-contractor for repairing the roads. The action was for £10, damage done to plaintiff's mare, 'Maid of Honour', in consequence of defendant's leaving a heap of stones on the public highway. It appeared that on the 5th of September last plaintiff's mare won the second prize at Barnstaple races. On the evening of the 6th defendant's son was riding it home, when between Eggesford Station and the Changestone turnpike gate, the mare shied at a bullock and fell on or against a heap of stones, breaking both knees and sustaining other injuries. It was about nine o'clock in the evening when the accident occurred; it was raining and cloudy. Plaintiff had offered to leave the question to reference, but defendant refused, and when spoken to about the accident appeared to think more of the stones being knocked about than the damage done to the mare, which was blind in the near eye; that was the side the bullock passed. The horse was worth thirty guineas before the accident; plaintiff did not think it was worth £5 now. For the defence it was urged that plaintiff's mare could never have fallen on the stones, as they were not disturbed; that the mare did not pass through the turnpike on the evening in question, which she must have done if she went home by the road where the accident was said to have occurred; that the stones were in a piece of waste by the side of the road - there were fourteen feet of 'metal road' between the waste - that the place in question was always used for lodging stone, although there was a proper depot lying back from the road, about nine or ten perches further on; and the plan of the road was produced, by which it appeared that one corner of the heap of stones was only a few inches from the 'metal road'. His Honour reserved his judgment until he had looked into the Turnpikes Acts.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 18, 1871 - Issue 5457
Death - October 12, at her residence, 35 South-street, Ballarat, Australia, Mrs Ann Partridge, aged 75, relict of Thos. Partridge, Esq., of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 12, 1871 - Issue 5469
Crediton County Court George Mortimer v. Sarah Matthews - Plaintiff, formerly a shopkeeper of Morchard Bishop, claimed of defendant, who resides at Lapford, £10 for goods sold, part of which was beer for which plaintiff was agent. Defendant had forfeited her license, and now plaintiff could not get his money from her. Judgment for plaintiff for amount claimed.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 24, 1871 - Issue 5475
Death - May 14, at Town Place Farm, Lapford, Mr Richard Challice, aged 62.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 22, 1872 - Issue 5608
Birth - May 14, at Lapford, the wife of Mr A England, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 9, 1872 - Issue 5628
Lapford This village was the scene of unusual interest on Wednesday last, being the day appointed for the Harvest Festival. A flat was seen waving from the old church tower to mark the joyous occasion, and another at the school. All, both rich and poor, were alike invited to take part in the rejoicing. Through the liberality of Mr Hosegood, the churchwarden, chiefly assisted by the Rector and some few others who had learned 'the luxury of doing good', an entertainment was provided for all the congregation who are accustomed to worship in the parish church. Yes, for all, indiscriminately. Even the Sunday School children were not forgotten. About half past four in the afternoon the whole party assembled in the schoolroom, when the men sat down to enjoy the good old English fare of roast beef and ale, while the women and children were regaled with tea and cake. Several clergymen from neighbouring parishes were present.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 28, 1873 - Issue 5661
Crediton County Court Richard Milman v. Hill and Bolt (Jury Case) - Plaintiff, a farmer of Lapford, for whom Mr Loosemore appeared, sued defendants, auctioneers of Bow, Northtawton, who were represented by Mr Fulford, for £13 6s., amount overcharged on levying two warrants of distress. The facts of the case were that in the beginning of January plaintiff, being in arrear with his rent, his landlord put in a distress for £52 5s. Defendants were employed to execute the warrant - the time for keeping possession under such warrant was extended at plaintiff's request till the beginning of March, and by that time, a second warrant on plaintiff's goods had been put in to defendant's hands to execute by Mr James Searle, for £54 owing to him from plaintiff, and secured by an attornment deed. No settlement had been come to at the expiration of such extended time and defendants prepared to sell when plaintiff told them they were out of possession and had no right to sell and threatened them with an action if they did so. Defendants thereupon drove off to the landlord's and obtained a fresh warrant and on their return found some of plaintiff's things were being removed. The sale took place and realised £156 11s. 8d., the cost of the two warrants, possession and sale amounted to £17. Plaintiff contended that defendants had no right to charge for two warrants and two levies, nor had they any right to do as they had done, charge both him and the buyers at the sale with commission, they having received on the bulk of the sale for appraisement and commission 12 ½ per cent. Defendants' explanation of this was that they had only charged eight days' possession, whereas they held possession for sixty-five days, and they charged plaintiff with the extra commission in lieu of such possession fee. Mr Daw, auctioneer, stated that his practice in distress sales was to charge 7 ½ per cent for appraisement and sale, he never charged commission to both parties. His Honour, in addressing the jury, remarked they would have to decide upon the facts which had come before them whether defendants had overcharged plaintiff. Plaintiff had had ever leniency shown him by defendants, but had not acted towards them in the same spirit. The jury, after retiring a short time, returned a verdict for plaintiff, for £6 14s. 6d. His Honour declined to allow plaintiff any costs or court fees.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 26, 1873 - Issue 5687
Death - November 22, at 4 Carlton-terrace, Exeter, Elizabeth, wife of Mr William Densham, formerly of Lapford, aged 65.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 4, 1874 - Issue 5699
Death - February 26, at Kelland Barton, Lapford, Mary Jane, wife of Mr T. C. Dening, aged 31.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 2, 1874 - Issue 5725
District News - Lapford Alleged Concealment of Birth. The Magistrates at Chulmleigh on Wednesday last committed Mary Sanders, a domestic servant in the employ of W. Croot, Esq., Lapford, to the next assizes for concealing the birth of her male child. Dr Trail gave evidence to the effect that the child had been born alive, and that it had died from suffocation.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 22, 1876 - Issue 5800
Lapford - Embezzlement Richard Cross, on bail, was indicted on three charges of embezzling money, the property of Thomas Leech, of Lapford. Mr Clarke prosecuted; Mr Templeton defended. Prisoner was engaged by the prosecutor, a farmer, to lead an entire horse. He neglected to account for five separate sums, and on this being discovered he was apprehended. The defence was that the non-accounting for the money was the result of a mistake, prisoner being unable either to read or to write. Prisoner was acquitted on the two first charges, and no evidence was offered as to the third.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 3, 1876 - Issue 5803
Death - April 25, at Bury Barton, Lapford, Wm. Densham, aged 80. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 6, 1876 - Issue 5834
Marriage - November 27, at the Parish Church, Lapford, Frederick G. Edworthy of Chawleigh, to Elizabeth Ann Northcott.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 3, 1877 - Issue 5838
Death - December 29, at Popes, Lapford, Jane, wife of Mr J. Partridge, aged 52.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 1, 1878 - Issue 5907
Death - April 24, at Lapford, Mr William Stoneman, aged 30.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 16, 1878 - Issue 5931
Birth - October 7, at Yeo Vale Hotel, Lapford, the wife of Mr W. Spreadbury, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 23, 1878 - Issue 5932
Marriage - October 16, at Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mr J. Leach of Lapford, to Miss M A. Veysey, of Cheriton Fitzpaine.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 16, 1879 - Issue 5957
Henry Matthews, 28, labourer, pleaded guilty to stealing a half-pint of brandy, a half-pint of whisky, a pint of champagne, and some port wine, the property of his master, Mr Albert Spreadbury, of the Yeo Vale Hotel, Lapford, Mr G. Pitts-Lewis prosecuted. Sentenced to four months' hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 22, 1879 - Issue 5984
Lapford - Fowl Stealing George Tancock (on bail) was indicted for stealing two live fowls, the property of Mr Thomas Brook, at Lapford. Mr Kekewich appeared for the prosecution and Mr Clark defended. Mr Books lives at Higher farm, near Lapford. On the night of the 16th July the prosecutor had twenty-one fowls, but on the following morning two were missing, which had particular marks about them. The police went to the prisoner's house and there found the two fowls, which were identified by the prosecutor. Mr Clark contended that the identity of the fowls had not been clearly established and that the witnesses for the prosecution were mistaken, the prisoner having reared the birds himself. The jury found the prisoner guilty and he was sentenced to four months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 24, 1880 - Issue 6006
Marriage - March 16, at Lapford, Mr J. T. Way, Alphington, to Grace, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Pike, of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 7, 1880 - Issue 6021
Marriage - June 26, at St David's Albert Zelley to Fanny Ellis, formerly of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 22, 1880 - Issue 6032
Crediton County Court W. A. Spreadbury v. Jno. Wreford - Plaintiff, an innkeeper of Lapford, sued the defendant, a farmer, residing at Bow, for the cost of post horses in conveying the defendant's wife from Lapford to Bow, after she had met with an accident by falling from her horse. His Honour said the plaintiff could not recover, as defendant had filed a petition.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 19, 1882 - Issue 6044
Marriage - April 11, at Lapford Church, James Edward Lee, of Eastington, to Elizabeth Jane, fifth daughter of the late Thomas Dennis, Venn Farm, Kingsnympton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 14, 1883 - Issue 6015
Death - February 3, Elizabeth Croote, sister of the late William Croote, Esq., Lapford, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 29, 1885 - Issue 6140
Death - July 16, at Lapford, M. Challice, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 19, 1885 - Issue 6143
Death - July 21, at Sandwich, near Detroit, W. S. America, Henry George Ellis, late of Lapford, aged 23.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 30, 1885 - Issue 6149
Death - September 16, at Lapford, William Henry Passmore, aged 28.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, February 9, 1889 - Issue 6784
Marriage - February 7, at Dolton, Frederick, youngest son of Mr William Holwill, of Parsonage Farm, Lapford, to Mary (Pollie) youngest daughter of Mr Richard Down, late of Stafford Barton, Dolton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, April 5, 1890 - Issue 7126
Marriage - March 25, at St Matthew's, W. Kensington, Mr William Cole, of St Giles, to Eleanor, daughter of the late Mr John Kelland, of Kelland, Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, May 31, 1890 - Issue 7173
Death - May 30, at 43 Gibbon-road, Kingston-on-Thames, Laura Syone, youngest daughter of the late Mr C. Gribble, of Lapford, aged 30.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, July 12, 1890 - Issue 7209
Birth - July 1, at Lapford, the wife of Mr W. G. Kelland, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, October 25, 1890 - Issue 7297
Marriage - October 21, at the Congregational Church, Lapford, Richard youngest son of the late Mr John Stayle, Prowse, Seaford, to Sarah Phoebe, second daughter of Mr John May, Filleigh Barton, Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 7, 1891 - Issue 7406
Serious Fire at Lapford The dwelling-house of the Rectory Farm, Lapford, which was in the occupation of Mr Holwell, has been completely destroyed by fire. On Friday morning, about eight o'clock, signs of fire were discovered rising from the roof. The work people being absent on the farm, assistance was summoned from the village. It was soon seen that the house was doomed, and efforts were at once directed to removing the household goods, cattle and other effects to a place of safety. With the exception of a quantity of wearing apparel and some bedroom furniture, this was successfully accomplished. The farmhouse was connected with the Rectory and for some time it was feared the Rector's house must be ignited. Fortunately, however, the wind (which was high)veered a few points and the conflagration was confined to where it originated. At first the only help at hand was that of a few women, but the Rector, the Rev. C. W. Wilson, and one or two others and Mrs Wilson did good fireman's service in helping to supply the few men with water from the well. It is understood that the loss is covered by insurance in the Equitable Insurance Office.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 14, 1891 - Issue 7411
Death - March 6, at Boworthy Farm, Lapford, Mr Thomas Snell, aged 69.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 12, 1892 - Issue 7697
Birth - March 7, at the School House, Lapford, the wife of Mr C. G. Lovesey, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, January 7, 1893 - Issue 7951
Marriage - January 4, at Lapford, W. R. Baker, of Dartmouth, to Edith Greenslade, of Lapford.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 18, 1893 - Issue 8011
Birth - March 15, at Kelland Barton, Lapford, the wife of J. Tremlett, a daughter.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, June 17, 1893 - Issue 8089
Death - June 11, at Prospect Cottage, Lapford, Miss Mary Saunders, aged 47.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, September 30, 1893 - Issue 8177
Death - September 28, Annie Louise, daughter of Mr Roger Northcote, of Lapford, aged 18.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, April 21, 1894 - Issue 8348
Death - April 13, at Abbotsford, Tiverton-road, Exeter, Matilda Ann, eldest surviving daughter of the late William Partridge, of Wood, Lapford, aged 75.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, July 28, 1900 - Issue 10307
Devon Centenarian Mildred Jerret, who was baptised at Lapford Parish Church in February 1800, was buried at Lapford on Thursday. She was probably 103 or 104 years of age, as she always declared that she recollected walking to the church to be baptised. She lived in Lapford all her life and married and brought up a family there. Up to within the past few months she was able to look after and care for herself, having full use of all her faculties.

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